CHILDREN CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN
VOLUNTEERS including school children helped pick-up dozens of bags of rubbish as part of a national campaign.
Amersham Town Council organised litter picks as part in the national Clean For The Queen campaign, which aims to make the country spick and span in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations.
The campaign started on Tuesday March 1 when local schools, including Heatherton House and Chestnut Lane School, litter picked their school grounds every day until Friday March 4.
On that day, local community groups and schools collected 35 bags of rubbish from Stanley Hill, Woodside Road, King George V Field, King George V Road and Chiltern Avenue.
Groups included Stony Dean School, 2nd Amersham Common Beavers, Chiltern Youth Projects, WI Amersham Angels and the Rotary Club of Amersham.
On Saturday, there was a community litter-pick in Amersham-on-the-Hill, where volunteers filled 30 bags in three hours.
Community officer at Amersham Town Council Steve Catanach said: “The campaign was hugely successful and we’re very grateful to everyone who supported the clean-up.
“Over the two days we collected 65 bags of rubbish, including a record deck and a 1972 Ford Cortina Matchbox Car.
“It is fantastic to see the Amersham residents, local community groups and schools working together to improve our local environment.”
Purple patch: (Above and below) Litter picks were organised by Amersham